Films of Midi Z
Midi Z was born in Myanmar and arrived in Taiwan at the age of sixteen. He studied Design and Arts before obtaining a master's degree from the National Taiwan University of Technology and Science. In 2006, his graduation film, Paloma Blanca, was invited to several international film festivals such as Busan and Gothenburg. In 2011, Return to Burma, his debut feature, was nominated for the Busan New Currents and Rotterdam Tiger Competitions. In 2014, Ice Poison won Best International Film at the Edinburgh Film Festival. In 2016, The Road to Mandalay won Best Feature Film FEDEORA Award at the Venice Film Festival. Midi's latest feature, Nina Wu, is selected for the Un Certain Regard at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.
After years of toiling in bit parts, aspiring actress Nina Wu (Wu Ke-Xi, who also co-wrote the script based on her own personal experiences) finally gets her break as the female lead in a big-budget espionage thriller. The role, which calls for nudity and explicit sex scenes, is made all the more...
The Road to Mandalay
Burmese immigrants sneak into Thailand on a well-trafficked route across the Mekong River, down quiet country roads and past bribed police checkpoints. Along this treacherous path to Bangkok, Lianqing (Wu Ke-Xi) and Guo (Kai Ko) meet, and their fates become entwined. After finding work, the coupl...